Is air dried dog food good for dogs

Is air dried dog food good for dogs

Air-dried dog food, also known as dehydrated dog food, is a type of dog food that undergoes a drying process to remove moisture while retaining the nutritional value of the ingredients.

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It is considered a form of minimally processed dog food that is high in nutrition.

Air-dried dog food can offer several potential benefits:

  1. Nutritional retention: The gentle drying process used in air-dried dog food helps preserve the natural nutrients and enzymes present in the ingredients. This can be beneficial compared to high-heat processing methods used in traditional kibble production, which may result in nutrient degradation.

  2. Convenience: Air-dried dog food is lightweight, easy to store, and typically doesn't require refrigeration. It can be a convenient option for pet owners who want to feed a minimally processed diet without the need for raw food handling or preparation.

  3. Enhanced palatability: Many dogs find air-dried dog food to be highly palatable due to the concentrated flavours and textures. This can be helpful in encouraging dogs with picky appetites or those transitioning from other diets.

  4. Digestibility: The air-drying process breaks down some of the food's cellular structure, potentially making it easier for dogs to digest and absorb nutrients.

However, it's important to note that not all air-dried dog foods are created equal, and quality can vary among brands. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing an air-dried dog food:

  1. Quality of ingredients: Look for products made with high-quality, whole food ingredients, preferably sourced from reputable suppliers. Avoid foods with fillers, artificial additives, or excessive processing. The Healthy Active Pet air dried dog food is the highest quality air dried dog food made with only human grade and organic ingredients - and with no grain or fillers.

  2. Nutritional balance: Ensure the air-dried food provides a complete and balanced diet for your dog's life stage - for example below is the nutritional information for our air dried dog food.

  3. Safety and sourcing: Consider the manufacturer's reputation, quality control measures, and whether they follow proper food safety protocols. Understanding the sourcing and handling of the ingredients can also be important. This is crucial - only choose Australian produced food and brands using human grade ingredients.

  4. Cost: Air-dried dog food tends to be more expensive compared to traditional kibble. Consider your budget and evaluate the value based on the quality and benefits provided. And a great other option that can also be budget friendly is a raw dog food diet and you can learn more about this here.

Find out more about the Healthy Active Pet Air Dried Dog Food

This Turkey & Sardine Complete Healthy Active Pet air dried dog food is formulated to be rich in high quality animal protein to rapidly activate your pet’s metabolism and burn more calories while they digest and rest.

  • Active your dogs metabolism to burn more calories
  • Complete and balanced nutrition
  • 100% Human Grade Organic Whole Foods
  • 100% Australian human grade meat
  • Australian Made + Sourced
  • Nothing artificial. No glycerine, sugars or coatings
  • No grains and low carb
  • Pet nutritionist created & approved
  • 0% preservatives and 0% grain
  • Designed to help your dog be healthy and live a long life
  • Free from chicken and beef
  • Low in sluggish carbs, so your dog will be leaner and livelier in no time at all
  • Contain digestive enzymes and prebiotic fibre from carefully selected fruits and vegetables, which support your pet’s gut microbiome for ultimate digestive health and wellbeing

Product details

This product is air dried RAW real human grade food using the highest quality organic ingredients for maximum nutrition

The product is air dried to be extra crunchy - which is also perfect for dogs who don't enjoy the texture of raw food.

This 900g bag is the equivalent of 3.6kg of fresh, unprocessed food.

What ingredients are in this recipe?

Turkey breast, duck gizzards, sardines, duck liver, sweet potato, pumpkin, zucchini, strawberries, calcium, wheatgerm oil, organic tumeric powder, organic wheatgrass powder, organic kelp powder


  • High meat content
  • Free-range grass fed farming
  • No antibiotics or growth promotants
  • No grains, sugars or glycerins
  • Free from chicken and beef
  • Turkey is a great choice for dogs who are sensitive to red meats and chicken

Serving instructions

Our food is lightly air-dried for your convenience, making the finished product very lightweight.

We recommend softening it with some warm water before serving to release the delicious flavours and ensure your dog stays hydrated. If you serve dry, please ensure your dog has access to plenty of fresh water.

More information

It is very low in sluggish carbs, so your dog will be leaner and livelier in no time at all.

The recipe is air dried to lock in the nutrition and has absolutely nothing artificial added whatsoever and is nothing but the highest grade fresh and human grade ingredients It is extremely convenient with a long shelf life and can be kept in the pantry

All recipes are made in Australia and we are a 100% Aussie owned and operated. Plus all packaging is environmentally friendly and recyclable plus this recipe contains turkey and is a much more environmentally friendly meat source (no beef is used)

It is formulated to contain digestive enzymes and prebiotic fibre from carefully selected fruits and vegetables, which support your pet’s gut microbiome for ultimate digestive health and wellbeing.

Our recipes are created by pet nutritionists and provide real food that is unaltered, rich in organic nutrients and free from inflammatory ingredients or synthetic supplements.

This recipe is an exclusive blend of nutraceuticals, superfoods and herbs such as turmeric, kelp, wheatgrass and flaxseed oil, to not only help your pet lose any unwanted weight but turn their overall health around using the medicinal powers of real food.

This Healthy Active Pet air-dried dog food recipe is 75% meat, organs and oily fish, combining turkey and sardines for maximum nutrition and digestibility





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